J Street Statement on Iranian First Vice President's Anti-Semitic Remarks

June 27th, 2012

J Street condemns in the strongest possible terms the anti-Semitic and anti-Israel statements made by Iranian First Vice President Mohammad-Reza Rahimi at the United Nations-sponsored antidrug conference in Tehran. This latest incidence of hate speech is utterly disgraceful and reminiscent of centuries-old slanders against the Jewish people, which at various times and in various places incited horrifying persecution. Read More...

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Incitement in Tel Aviv

May 25th, 2012

Like many American Jews, I grew up believing that my people would always be at the forefront of protests against racism, not perpetrating it. I believed that history obliged us to fight not tolerate, much less engage in, prejudice. Read More...

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Days of Reflection

October 7th, 2011

For many of us, these are days for deep reflection and soul-searching on the past year. How, we ask, as individuals and as a community can we better ourselves and the world? Naturally, our focus turns in part to Israel and how events there impact us as a people. My heart, along with many of yours no doubt, swelled with pride on hearing that among the Nobel Prize winners this year is an Israeli physicist, Daniel Shechtman – another amazing accomplishment for a small country that has done so much to advance global learning. My heart filled as well this past week – but with concern – over other, more deeply troubling news from Israel. Read More...

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J Street Condemns Settler Violence, Decries Toll on “Israel’s Jewish and Democratic Character”

October 6th, 2011

WASHINGTON — J Street President Jeremy Ben-Ami issued the following statement in response to the escalation in violence by West Bank settlers, including the recent attacks on the mosque in Galilee and on the gathering of protesters in Anatot: Read More...

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J Street Condemns Jordanian Minister Mjali’s Call to Release Murderer

February 17th, 2011

J Street President Jeremy Ben-Ami issued the following statement after Jordan’s new Justice Minister Hussein Mjali called for the release of Ahmad Dakamseh. Read More...

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